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Jan 3, 2013 3:00am PST
don't really see the effect that it has on the larger congress and the laws that it produces. so i don't really see their ideology changing because of that. i'm not sure really where this ends. >> bill: ultimately, these people are going home, you touch on it. they're going home to make sure all of our listeners and viewers understand, they're going home to districts that have been drawn with such an extreme political makeup that they are tea party districts in effect. these are districts drawn by republican legislatures, signed by republican governors that basically perpetuate the tea party in these districts right? >> absolutely. >> bill: they fit the district. it will be almost impossible to change. >> it really is in effect, redistricting. >> bill: the question, peter i think then raises, is it possible to govern anymore with this makeup of this congress, to get anything done? i think we're going to be in the same battles every -- continuing battles for the next two years. >> i don't see it getting any better. i really don't. >> bill: how can it get any better with the same old
Jan 2, 2013 3:00am PST
. i'll sign this mother. >> obama: i will sign a law that raises taxes on the top 2% of americans. >> bill: he said it a little more gently than i did. he also thanked particularly the guy that put the bill together. >> obama: i want to thank all of the leaders of the house and senate. in particular i want to thank the work that was done by my extraordinary vice president joe biden. >> bill: yeah, he and mitch mcconnell have known each other a long time and said come on let's get this done. i talked to some democrats who said that joe biden was on the hill yesterday meeting with house democrats. he was in there an hour talked to every one of them gave them the old sales pitch, and they said it was very very effective. the president said it wasn't as good as he wanted but for 98% of americans it was a good job. of course tom harkin from iowa in the senate, one of the two democratic votes against the bill. here he is. >> i'm disappointed to say in my opinion this legislation that we're about to vote on falls short. first, it does not address the number 1 priority creating good middl
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